Our Veterinary Team

LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital in Cooper City has been providing exceptional, specialized veterinary care since 1994. LeadER is made up of fourteen doctors of veterinary medicine, including eight board-certified specialists in the areas of cardiology, surgery, oncology, anesthesia, emergency/critical care, internal medicine and dermatology.   

                       

Our staff consists of the most experienced and dedicated veterinary nurses, assistants and client service representatives available. LeadER's critical care and specialty nurses are second to none in their compassion and dedication.  Our veterinary assistants perform a myriad of duties and assist the nurses and veterinarians with treatments. They, along with the nurses are the caregivers, walking, feeding, talking to, and playing with the hospitalized animals.  LeadER's friendly client service representatives will walk you through the process of admitting your pet, and will make every effort to answer your questions, while putting your mind at ease.

Our Board Certified Specialists

Jason E. Horgan, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC, Medical Director

Diplomate, ACVS (Surgery), Diplomate, ACVECC (Emergency & Critical Care Services)

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Marcos Unis, DVM, MS, DACVS

Diplomate, ACVS (Surgery)

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Armando Villamil, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Diplomate, ACVIM (Oncology)

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Daniel T. Boruta DVM, DACVAA

Diplomate, ACVAA (Anesthesiology)

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Lucia Alvarez, DVM, DACVIM

Diplomate, ACVIM (Internal Medicine)

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Nick A. Schroeder, DVM, DACVIM

Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)

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Seth Ghantous, DVM, DACVIM

Diplomate, ACVIM (Internal Medicine)

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Our Emergency & Critical Care Team

Led by Jason E. Horgan, DVM, DACVECC (Emergency & Critical Care), DACVS (Surgery), Medical Director

Karen Marin, DVM, Residency Trained
Practice Limited to Surgery

Dr. Marin dreamed of becoming a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. She originates from Brooklyn, New York and is of Ecuadorian heritage. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Biology at Cornell University. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the beautiful island of St.Kitts and completed her clinical training at Purdue University. She completed a rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey and a surgical internship at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital. Dr. Marin completed a second surgical internship and a three-year surgical residency at LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital. She has received specialty training in soft tissue, orthopedic, neurosurgery, oncologic, joint replacement and minimally invasive surgery.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her Siberian Husky son, Atticus. She enjoys spending time at the beach and attending concerts. She also has a passion for learning different languages. She is fluent in Spanish and conversationally fluent in Quechua, a language with Incan ancestry spoken in South America. Dr. Marin is excited to stay in South Florida and remain part of the LeadER family!


 



 

Sebastian Mejia, DVM
Practice Limited to Surgery & Critical Care Services

Dr. Mejia was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, where he also graduated veterinary school. After moving to Southern California in 2010, Dr. Mejia worked at a specialty hospital as a lead small animal surgery technician while homologating his doctor of veterinary medicine title through the educational commission for foreign veterinary graduates (ECFVG). During this time he developed a love for surgery.

 

Dr. Mejia completed a rotating internship at the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, CA, followed by a surgical internship at VCA ARECA in Mesa, AZ. He then pursued a 2 year clinical research internship in orthopedics and surgical oncology at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Mejia has published multiple peer reviewed articles and has a passion for research and the advancement of small animal surgery. Among his hobbies are competitive shooting, snorkeling, mountain biking, working out and spending time with his two Boerboels (Bru and Kaya) and his cat (Dr. Gonzo).

Erica Ledesma, DVM
Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Ledesma grew up in North White Plains, NY. She traveled to the beautiful caribbean island of Grenada to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian at St. George’s University SVM. She completed her clinical training at NCSU CVM. Then, completed a small animal rotating internship at Veterinary Speciality Hospital of the Carolinas in Ralegh, NC. Dr. Ledesma loves many aspects of veterinary medicine, especially surgery and emergency medicine.

Aside from veterinary medicine, Dr. Ledesma enjoys being outdoors, hiking, swimming in the ocean, watching movies, and puzzling. She also loves spending time with her significant other, her family, and her kitties Jax and Ace. She looks forward to continuing her training in surgery and emergency medicine and saving patients lives at LeadER Animal Speciality!


Jacklyn Johns, DVM
Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Jacklyn Johns was born and raised in South Florida. She worked as a veterinary technician while attending Florida Atlantic University, where she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Biology. Dr. Johns obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from St. Matthew's University. Her clinical training was at the University of Pennsylvania. She held various leadership positions in organizations, including the Student Chapter of the American Animal Hospital Association, Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and American Veterinary Medical Association. Additionally, she obtained the Dean's Award and Pfizer Small Animal Medicine Senior Excellence Award. Dr. Johns completed an internship at the prestigious Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Since that time, she has been working as an emergency clinician. Her primary interests include emergency medicine, critical care and surgery. When Dr. Johns is not practicing veterinary medicine, she loves spending time with her family and traveling.

Clay Phillips, DVM
Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

 

Originally from Georgia, Dr. Phillips attended the University of Georgia for an undergraduate Biology Degree and then on to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He worked in the Atlanta area doing emergency medicine for over 6 years. Dr. Phillips interests include Emergency Medicine, Advanced Imaging ,Blood Transfusion Medicine, and Snake bite cases. He moved to South Florida in 2018 with his wife, daughter 2 dogs and 2 cats.



 

Kate Spahn, DVM, ER Service Chief
Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Spahn was born and raised in Central Florida. Prior to attending veterinary school at the University of Florida, she was a certified veterinary technician for 4 years and then majored in biology at the University of Central Florida. During veterinary school, she developed a strong interest in ophthalmology, as well as critical care cases. She completed a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship in San Antonio, TX, followed by a one year internship at an ophthalmology specialty practice in Miami, FL. Dr. Spahn decided to remain in Florida to pursue a career in emergency and critical care and to stay close to her family and loved ones.

Dr. Spahn is a true adventurer, enjoying all outdoor activities, including scuba diving, kayaking, white water rafting, skydiving, and motocross. From climbing Machu Picchu in Peru to mountain biking the Death Road in Bolivia to up-close encounters with grizzlies in Alaska, she is always up for a challenge both in her personal adventures and professionally. When it is time to relax at home, Dr. Spahn looks forward to coming home to her 8-yr-old black lab, Cordi, to cuddle and play fetch.

Elizabeth Rosainz, DVM
Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Rosainz obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree at Florida International University in May 2005.  Later that year, after her own dog was injured following Hurricane Wilma, she renewed her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian.  She completed course work in biology for two years at FIU and began veterinary school at St. George’s University in Grenada in 2008.  After one year studying in the Caribbean she transferred to Oklahoma State University and received her DVM degree in May 2012.

Dr. Rosainz completed a 13 month internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in small animal medicine, general practice, surgery and emergency medicine.  Her main areas of interest include small animal medicine, ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, and emergency medicine.

 

Krystal Yamamoto, DVM
Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

Aloha! My name is Dr. Krystal Yamamoto and I was born and raised in Hawaii. In 2014, I received my bachelors degree in biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Animals have always been a constant throughout my life and after graduating with my bachelors, I decided I wanted to dedicate my life to them by becoming a veterinarian. I graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 and have been doing general practice for the last year and a half. Emergency medicine has always been an interest of mine which has led me to join your team! I love cats and currently have 3: Dr. Ana Taco, Professor Cheddar Cheese Pizza, and Merlin Lord of the Fleas (A misnomer: Don't worry, he's flea free and on Revolution Plus!). Outside of work, I enjoy watching Netflix, going on hikes, and playing music.

Rachel Groveman, DVM - General Practice

Dr. Rachel Groveman is 2005 graduate of University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing in Broward county ever since. Born in New York City, her passion for animals started as a young child rescuing stray cats off the city streets and turned into a fulfilling career as a veterinarian. Her special interests include internal medicine, feline medicine, dentistry and dermatology. Dr. Groveman has two cats, Sierra and Mr. Mistoffelees, who run her household. When she is not working, Dr. Groveman enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast, enjoying hiking, kayaking and traveling.

Allison Pollak, DVM, General Practice

Vanessa, Inventory & Billing Specialist
Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

 

Vanessa originates from Queens,New York where she graduated from LaGuardia Community College with A.A.S in Veterinary Technology in 2003. She's been an L.V.T for almost 14 years with experience in general practice, ICU, oncology and surgery. She moved down to Florida in 2009 and has been working at the hospital since then and has worked in Oncology and ICU as well as doing the inventory for the practice.  Her love for animals started at the age of 5 years old and has had that love and compassion for them ever since. Her 4 year old daughter, Isabella seems to now emulate her in that love for animals as well. She has 2 cats named Emma and Leo and enjoys spending time at the beach with her daughter.

 

Deanna
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Medical Lab Technician (MLT)

Deanna originates from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her family moved to Ohio where she attended the Columbus State Community College Veterinary Technology program (which was conducted with the Ohio State Veterinary School) in 1988-1989. She moved down to Florida in 1990 and has been working as a CVT since. In 2000, she furthered her education in laboratory medicine, graduating in 2000 with her MLT license. .She has been at Leader Animal specialty since 2010, where she oversees the laboratory and works to fill in for the general practice and emergency services. Deanna has a sincere understanding of our feline friends –she has 7 indoor and spoiled kitties of her own, but also works as our Radioiodine Nurse where she takes care of our I131 patients. On her off time, she enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time at home with her boyfriend and their family.

Melissa, Lead Technician
Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Melissa is originally from Queens, New York.  She received her AAS in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY Farmindale in 1992 and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She has been working at LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital since she moved to Florida in 1995.  For the first six years, she rotated through the general and specialty practice and was also ICU supervisor.  In 2001 she started working in the ER/Critical Care Department.  Melissa attends continuing education courses to keep current on the newest trends in veterinary medicine and is also a member of NAVTA (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) and FVTA (Florida Veterinary Technician Association).  When she is not busy in the ER/ICU, Melissa is busy at home with two kids, 5 dogs, and a bearded dragon.

Adriana
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Adriana joined the LeadER team in 2018. 

Alexandria
Tech Assistant

Alexandria joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Amanda
Assistant

Amanda joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Amara, Lead Technician
Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Amara joined the LeadER team in 2017.  

Ana-Victoria
Assistant

Anna
ECC Assistant

Anna joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Asha
Technician

Asha joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Briaonica
ECC Assistant

Briaonica joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Brisa
Assistant

Brisa joined LeadER in 2019. 

Candyce
Assistant

Candyce joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Chinee
Technician

Chinee joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Christy
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Christy joined the LeadER team in 2018. 

Daniella
Technician

Daniella joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Deanna
Assistant

Deanna joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Deb
Assistant

Deborah joined the LeadER team in 2018. 

Delilah
Technician

Delilah joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Dennis
Assistant

Dennis joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Dominique
ECC Assistant

Dominique joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Dranel
ECC Technician

Dranel joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Dylan
Technician

Dylan joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Elizabeth
Lead Technician

Elizabeth joined our team in 2017. 

Eneida
Assistant

Eneida has been part of our team since 1993.  She assists our doctors and technicians in caring for their patients.  Cleaning, keeping our ICU well stocked, holding patients for exams, x-rays, blood work and procedures, walking the dogs and giving love to every patient are just some of her responsibilities.  At home, Eneida has two sons, birds, dogs, cats, reptiles and takes care of the neighborhood ducks.

Jasnaid
Assistant

Jasnaid joined the LeadER team in 2018. 

Jason
Technician

Jason joined the LeadER team in 2019.

Jennifer
Assistant

Jennifer joined the LeadER team in 2017. 

Justin
ECC Technician

Justin joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Kim
Certified Veterinary Technician, CVT

Kimberly joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Lisa rejoined the LeadER team in 2018. 

Luis
ECC Assistant

Luis joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Marlee
Lead Technician

Marlee joined our team in 2017. 

Michael
ECC Assistant

Michael joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Osvaldo
Technician

Osvaldo joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Roxanne
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Roxanne joined our team in 2017

Sabrina
Technician

Sabrina Joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Sharlini
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Sharlini joined the LeadER team in 2020.

Tatiana
Technician

Tatiana joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Tiffany
Technician

Tiffany joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Valeri
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Valeri joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Vanessa
Discharge Care Coordinator

Vanessa joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Our Cardiology Team

Led by Nick A. Schroeder, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Diana
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Diana was born in Colombia, moved to Florida in 1994.  She became a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) from Penn Foster college in 2012 and has been at LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital since 2004 in the cardiology department.  Her favorite interests are assisting Dr. Schroeder during invasive cardiology procedures such as pacemaker implantation and thoracotomy for patent ductus arteriosus ligation and subtotal pericardectomy.  She loves making her clients and patients feel warm and welcomed as if they were her own family.

Edgar
Veterinary Technician

Edgar was born in Florida and has been working in LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital's ICU and emergency services since 2010.  He joined the Cardiology Department in December 2014 and has enjoyed every educational moment of it.  He is currently attending college and working towards a degree in Marine Biology.  Some of his interests include jogging and painting as well as spending time with his two cats.

Our Surgery Team

Led by Jason E. Horgan, DVM, DACVS (Surgery), DACVECC (Emergency & Critical Care), Medical Director

Karen Marin, DVM, Residency Trained
Practice Limited to Surgery

Dr. Marin dreamed of becoming a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. She originates from Brooklyn, New York and is of Ecuadorian heritage. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Biology at Cornell University. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the beautiful island of St.Kitts and completed her clinical training at Purdue University. She completed a rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey and a surgical internship at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital. Dr. Marin completed a second surgical internship and a three-year surgical residency at LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital. She has received specialty training in soft tissue, orthopedic, neurosurgery, oncologic, joint replacement and minimally invasive surgery.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her Siberian Husky son, Atticus. She enjoys spending time at the beach and attending concerts. She also has a passion for learning different languages. She is fluent in Spanish and conversationally fluent in Quechua, a language with Incan ancestry spoken in South America. Dr. Marin is excited to stay in South Florida and remain part of the LeadER family!


 



 

Sebastian Mejia, DVM
Practice Limited to Surgery & Critical Care Services

Dr. Mejia was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, where he also graduated veterinary school. After moving to Southern California in 2010, Dr. Mejia worked at a specialty hospital as a lead small animal surgery technician while homologating his doctor of veterinary medicine title through the educational commission for foreign veterinary graduates (ECFVG). During this time he developed a love for surgery.

 

Dr. Mejia completed a rotating internship at the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, CA, followed by a surgical internship at VCA ARECA in Mesa, AZ. He then pursued a 2 year clinical research internship in orthopedics and surgical oncology at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Mejia has published multiple peer reviewed articles and has a passion for research and the advancement of small animal surgery. Among his hobbies are competitive shooting, snorkeling, mountain biking, working out and spending time with his two Boerboels (Bru and Kaya) and his cat (Dr. Gonzo).

Brigeta Ziogaite, DVM
Surgery Intern

Dr. Ziogaite has been at a private practice since 2013. She was born in Lithuania and moved to the United States at the age of 21 without any knowledge of the English language but not without determination of becoming a veterinarian. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with Magna Cum Laude from Adelphi University in New York. She then continued to pursue her dreams at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at University of Minnesota. She has a cat, Plikis and an umbrella cockatoo named Jerry Boca. Besides her passion caring for pets, Dr. Ziogaite enjoys gardening.

Liz
Surgery Technician Supervisor

 

Liz's original career path did not involve working with animals, she graduated from FIU with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. It was at 25 that Liz changed her career path. She began to volunteer at local shelters and decided that working with animals. With on the job training Liz quickly became a well versed technician, she has experience with emergency/ critical care but her passion lies within surgery. Liz currently is working on her certification but has been in the field for over 5 years. On her days off she enjoys kayaking, going to the beach, working out and spending time with family. Liz has three dogs, two pit bulls named Bella and Maya, and a beagle named Pebbles.

 

Misti
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Misti Reyes, CVT graduated with honors from the Veterinary Technician program at Yakima Valley Community College in 2007. She worked at a busy general practice in the Tri-Cities, Washington for 5 years prior to moving to Florida. She joined the LeadER Surgery department in 2012. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 cats.


Alfonso
Technician

Alfonso joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Chelsea
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Chelsea joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Erika
Technician

Erika joined the LeadER team in 2016. 

Erin
Assistant

Erin joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Faith
Assistant

Faith joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Haley
Technician

Haley rejoined the LeadER Team in 2020. 

Kellie
Assistant

Kellie started working at LeadER back in 2006.  It was always a dream of hers to work with animals.  She is married with 7 children and 12 grandchildren.  Kellie has 2 dogs, loves hockey, baseball and doing arts and crafts. 

Omar
Surgery Assistant

Omar joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Our Internal Medicine Team

Lead by Lucia Alvarez, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
and Seth Ghantous, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Yoli
Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Yoli graduated from LaGuardia Community College in New York with an AAS in Veterinary Science Technology and is a Licensed  Veterinary Technician.  She began working at LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital in 1998.  After a few years of working during the day in our general/specialty practice, she joined the ER/Critical Care department.  Yoli enjoys working alongside our doctors and dealing with the challenge of nursing our most complicated cases.  Seeing her patients recover and return home to their families gives her great satisfaction.  She is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).  When she is not at work, Yoli enjoys spending time with her two sons, her dog and her tortoises. 

Gina
Technician

Gina joined our team in 2018. 

Mio
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

 

Mio recieved her CVT license from Miami-Dade College Medical Center in 2009. She started working in specialty medicine as an ICU nurse, where she found a true interest for Emergency and Critical Care. While supporting other departments such as Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology and Neurology, she decided to expand her knowledge as an Internal Medicine nurse. After dedicating 8 years of her veterinary profession to critical care in ICU, she enjoys each educational moment as Dr. Lucia Alvarez' IM nurse.


 

Misael
Assistant

Misael joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Sandra
Technician

Sandra joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Our Oncology Team

Led by Armando Villamil, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Our Support Team

Darryl
Practice Manager

Darryl grew up in the Midwest graduating in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics. Upon graduating from college, Darryl started his career in Washington, D.C. managing a Congressional Office for a U.S. Congressman and later went on to manage and produce 2 Emmy award winning television shows (The McLaughlin Group & McLaughlin One on One) with the late John McLaughlin. Darryl also was the Director of the International Summit of Young Technology Leaders, an educational organization that brought technology leaders and high achieving high school students together.  In 2002, Darryl moved to south Florida to begin his career consulting and managing several large veterinary practices and directing 2 non-profit animal aide groups.  Darryl joined the LeadER team in February of 2016.

Darryl is married and has 4 small dogs(Little Ricky [pictured], Lucy, Ethel & Wilfred).

Heather
Practice Manager, Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)


Heather Midcap LVT has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years, gaining experience in all areas of a veterinary practice. Aside from her many years of ER/ICU experience, Heather ran her hospitals Internal Medicine department for 3 years until she was promoted to Practice manager in 2010. Heather decided to join the Heska Corporation in 2011 where she provided training on diagnostic lab equipment and products to veterinary hospitals across the south east. During her time at Heska she also worked as the weekend Practice Manager at an Animal Emergency and Specialty Hospital on the west coast of Florida. Heather has also served as a consultant for local veterinarians requesting her advice pertaining to technical matters. We are proud to now call her our Practice Manager. She passionately believes in our mission to provide the highest quality of patient care in a compassionate environment that provides exceptional client service and education. Heather is married to her husband John and together they have 2 children Summer (19) and Taylor (16), they have 3 dogs, (Bruiser, Maui and Apollo) and 2 cats (Versaci and Yeezy).

Renee
Assistant Practice Manager/Client Liaison

Renee was born and raised in Denver Colorado. She moved to south Florida in 1982 and began a 23 year career in real estate. Renee always had a special love and compassion for animals and always wanted to work in the veterinary field.

In 2007 Renee decided it was finally time to do something she had always loved and took a veterinary assistant course. Upon completing the course she began her career with LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital. Renee spent her first year working in our laboratory department and soon realized with her excellent customer service skills and her love and compassion for animals she wanted to join our client service team as one of our receptionists. In 2013 Renee also began working on our social media Facebook page. In 2016, after over 8 years working with LeadER Renee is now our Assistant Practice Manager/Client Liason and Social Media Manager.

In her spare time there is nothing more Renee would rather be doing than spending time with her family, which includes four, four legged children, Maximus, Sophia, Bunny and Angel.

Bobbie
Front Desk Supervisor

Bobbi is originally from Durban, South Africa. She graduated from the University of Natal, Durban with a Bachelor of Social Science and majors in Industrial Labor Studies and Sociology. Bobbi has travelled the USA and internationally and has enjoyed many multicultural experiences. She loves being a wife and mom to two children, two dogs and four cats. With a passion for animals Bobbi started in the veterinary field here at LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital in 2006. She loves helping clients and ensuring all patients well-being.

Angela
Clients Services

Angela joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Barbara
Client Service Representative

Barbara joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Beatriz
Client Service Representative

Beatriz joined the LeadER team in 2018. 

Bernadette
Client Service Representative

Bernadette joined the LeadER team in 2018. 

Brianna
Client Service Representative

Brianna joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Chelsea
Client Service Representative

Chelsea joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Dhaixa
Client Service Representative

Dhaixa grew up in Miami and moved to Broward earlier this year. She began working in the veterinary field 4 years ago and cannot imagine herself doing anything else. During her free time she enjoys dancing and the beach and of course spending time with her dog, Gorda and 3 cats Buddha, Lana and Cricket.


Dinelle
Client Service Representative

Since the age of five years old, I’ve wanted to work with animals. One of my defining moments was watching “Flipper” the series as a kid. It made me realize my love for all animals and how I wanted to do my best to help them. From a young age, I realized that they are innocent creatures that need our help and protection, majority of the time from our own species since humans are the ones that inflict the most damage to them.

From then up until now my drive to help those who can’t help themselves has only strengthened. I have been working with animals for over ten years. It brings me great joy to see all the animals that come into the animal hospitals I’ve worked at sick; and leave feeling better—on their road to recovery.

Gabriella
Client Service Representative

Gabriella joined the leadER team in 2020. 

Guy
Maintenance

Jazmin
Client Services Representative

Jazmin joined the LeadER team in 2018. 

Jennifer
Billing and Inventory Specialist

Jennifer joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Jill
Client Service Representative

Karen
Client Service Representative

Karen joined our team in 2017. 

Katherine
Client Service Representative

Katherine joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Lisa
Client Liaison

Lisa joined the LeadER team in 2019. 

Mallory
Client Services

Mallory joined the LeadER Team in 2020. 

Mandy
Client Service Representative

Mandy joined the LeadER team in 2019. She is a Florida native with a passion for animals and children.  Mandy is currently studying secondary education to teach Biology at a middle school/high school level.  She currently holds an Associate's degree in Psychology.  Mandy attended the Disney college program which was a dream come true for her.  When not working or studying, Mandy likes to travel to Orlando, run marathons, binge watch movies and shows with her husband and 11 dogs.  Her dream is to move to Alaska to enjoy the snow and sled the Iditarod.  

Nicki
Client Services

Nicki joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Nikole
Client Service Representative

Nikole joined the LeadER team in 2020. 

Randi
Client Services

Randi joined the LeadER team in 2018. 

Savannah
Lead Client Service Representative

Savannah joined our team in 2016. 

Stephanie
Inventory & Billing Specialist

Stephanie was born and raised in South Florida. Upon receiving her first Bachelor’s degree in accounting she was bitten by the medical bug and opted to change her course of study. She moved away from South Florida and obtained her second Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with a minor and Criminal Justice. She is currently working on her M.D/Ph.d and lives with her husband and two fur babies in Hollywood.

Tammi
Bookkeeper

Tina
Client Service Representative

Tina joined the LeadER team in 2020.